An Irishman In Brittany reel

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: An Irishman In Brittany
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
z2{a/}ed cdAA|JBEBc(3ded{a/}dc|A2(3ABc d{a/}edc|{a/}dcBA cBAG|
E2{a/}ed cdAA|JBEBc(3ded{a/}dc| A2(3ABc d{a/}edc|dcBAfe|1de3:|2dB|
{a/}edBde z f2|Jg2{a/}gfez ef|J{a/}g2{a/}g/f/{a/}g2fed|JfedB {c/}A2Bd|
{a/}edBdezef|J{a/}gJ{a/}g2 fez ef|ga{a/}gf gfef|efga gf{a/}gf|
edBdez ef|J{a/}g3fez (3agf|{a/}g2{a/}gf{a/}gfed|fedB Az (3ABd|
{a/}edBdez2f|ga{a/}gfez ga|ba{a/}gez aba|{a/}ge{a/}fAdBcA|B2:|
X: 2
T: An Irishman In Brittany
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
E2ed cdAB|BEBc dedc|A2(3ABc dedc|dcBA cBAG|
E2ed cdAB|BEBc dedc|A2(3ABc dedc|dcBA fede:||
edBd e2(3def|gagf e2(3def|gagf gfed|fedB A2Bd|
edBd e2ef|gagf d2(3def| gagf gfef|(3def ga gfgf|
edBd e2(3def|gagf e2(3def|gagf gfed|fedB A2Bd|
edBd e2ef|gagf d2(3fga| bage c'aba|gefe dBcA||

Four comments

An Irishman In Brittany

Transcribed from Moving Hearts’ Live In Dublin CD/DVD this is the first half of the reel called Titanic that Davy Spillane plays on his Low D whistle. It has a syncopated feel to it with the A section starting just behind the beat. Note that the A crotchet in the second bar is played an octave higher during the second round of the A section, I think by swiftly overblowing the written note. Davy manages that through skill and a whistle with negligible backpressure. I love the energy of this piece and the "duelling" that goes on with Keith Donald on saxophone.

Isn’t this tune in Edorian wirh a c# , not Cnat??

Sorry, I think you’re right. Thanks for the correction.

An Irishman In Brittany, X:2

Just to clean up the other version a bit!